The New Year means “Auld Lang Syne,” a new set of resolutions…and the publication of International Living’s latest Annual Global Retirement Index. And this year the top spot goes to Mexico, our North American neighbor to the south.
For just over a quarter of a century, International Living has ranked, rated, and named the best retirement destinations in the world. Each year we’ve refined and improved the process, bringing new categories and considerations into play.
Panama’s highland towns are in demand, and it’s no wonder. Nestled amidst rainforest-covered hills, they offer beautiful scenery and clean, fresh air. Much of Panama’s food is produced in the highlands and many appreciate the benefits of being close to their food source.
If you are looking to maximize your cumulative potential lifetime benefits it almost always works best to claim your benefits at age 70. However, life is not just about maximizing potential income.
Set in Central Mexico, the Colonial Highlands region has been drawing retirees and other expats for decades. One town in particular has been a favorite, San Miguel de Allende, which is about four hour’s drive northwest of Mexico City.
Those of us who work to educate the public about their Social Security benefits love to complain about how ridiculously complicated the rules are: more than any one person can comprehend entirely.
When people hear that I live in Ecuador, they often assume that I've given up many of the comforts I had back home. I've actually been asked if I can watch television, if I have internet service in my house, or even if there are international airports here.
One of the pillars of wisdom in the retirement planning community is to argue that we’d be better off postponing retirement. Each year we postpone is one year less of retirement expense, and one year more for our savings to grow.
Monday blues are a thing of the past in my new home on Roatán. In fact, in winter, when all the snowbirds return, we have a social gathering we call "Mondays Don't Suck" at a stunning, secluded beach on the island.
Fifty-year-old Sue Vasquez grew up in the harsh winters of the Midwest. She wanted nothing more than a life where she could spend more time with her husband, Carlos, enjoying sun and warmth.